A Grade Ahead’s Reading Recommendations: 20 Fall Books for 2023

As the seasons change, you may start to feel festive or wonder how to get your child into a fall frame of mind. You may also want to find new material to help enrich your child’s mind where English is concerned. A Grade Ahead is here with some awesome autumnal reading recommendations for you!

Five Fall Reading Recommendations for Preschoolers


The Autumn Visitors by Karel Hayes

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

Five Fall Reading Recommendations for Elementary Schoolers

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll

The Glass Witch by Lindsay Puckett

The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: The Horrifyingly Haunted Hack-A-Ween by Meredith Rusu 

There Was an Old Lady Who Picked a Pumpkin! by Lucille Colandro

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro

Five Fall Reading Recommendations for Middle Schoolers

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

The Circus of Stolen Dreams by Lorelai Savaryn

Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found by Rucker Moses and Theo Gangi

The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road by Max Brallier

Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee

Five Fall Reading Recommendations for High Schoolers

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly


What do you think? Is your favorite fall book on this list? Do you have other recommendations we missed? What does your child love to read to celebrate the current season? We would love to hear from you in the comments!


Author: Emily Karth, Curriculum Manger at A Grade Ahead



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